Trinity to hold incentives hearing

Feb. 23, 2013 @ 03:38 PM

A Trinity business is asking for incentives that could bring some more jobs to the area.

At its March 19 meeting, Trinity City Council will hold a public hearing on whether or not to give incentives to Novamelt Americas LLC.
The adhesive manufacture hopes to create more jobs in the city. The company makes rubber-based, pressure-sensitive, hot-melt adhesives, including self-adhesive labels, and medical and hygiene products. The Randolph County Economic Development Corp. has been working with the company in its hope to expand.
“Talks have been going very positively,” said EDC President Bonnie Renfro. “This is a very fine company and a very fine opportunity for Trinity.”
The company wants to buy and expand its current facility on Uwharrie Road, and officials hope to add more equipment. The company also is planning to add to its work force, adding 11 jobs to its existing 14 employees. The expansion and job creation is expected to happen over the next five years.
The company is asking for $5,000 in incentives from the Trinity and the county. If approved, the company could bring a $4 million tax base increase to the area.
“If the project moves forward, this would be welcome job creation, high-quality jobs and an advanced manufacturing operation that is on the cutting edge of product and technology,” Renfro said. “I think that this is extremely exciting to Trinity and Randolph County. We are delighted to have them in our community and are very pleased that they are planning to grow here.”
Trinity’s public hearing will be held at the City Hall Annex building, on N.C. 62, at 7 p.m. | 888-3657